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No Opposition Supporters 2018 General AFL Discussion

Discussion in 'Sydney' started by Cloud_, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    It's 2018 so suppose we can use a shiny new thread.


    AFLX Fixture is out http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-01-24/aflx-fixture-power-cats-to-kick-things-off

    Allianz Stadium, Sat Feb 17
    Pool A: Greater Western Sydney, Richmond, Brisbane Lions
    Pool B: Sydney, Western Bulldogs, Gold Coast

    Schedule (times in AEDT)
    4.10pm – GWS v Richmond
    4.38pm – Sydney v Western Bulldogs
    5.06pm – Richmond v Brisbane Lions
    5.34pm – Western Bulldogs v Gold Coast
    6.02pm – Brisbane Lions v GWS
    6.30pm – Gold Coast v Sydney
    7.03pm – Grand Final


    Personally don't think this concept will catch on but who knows.
     

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  2. Tuco

    Tuco Brownlow Medallist

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    Might have to check it out.
     
  3. sataris

    sataris Perfect Marshmellow

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    4:38 pm is a bizarre start time.
     
  4. sataris

    sataris Perfect Marshmellow

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    The start of the JLT is also when the swans bigfooty board scouts will start to mull over the best 22 for the swans match against the bye in round 14.
     
  5. GotTheGoodes

    GotTheGoodes Bloods

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    Can prospective best 22 demand prospective positions this year mate?
     
  6. BloodySwan

    BloodySwan Premiership Player

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    Is it possible to watch AFLX on TV? I'm keen to see it but not keen enough to actually go to a game
     
  7. Cloud_

    Cloud_ Dear Leader

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    Think Gil said it was on FTA
     
  8. The King!

    The King! Supervisor

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    so who have the AFL decided will win the flag this year?
     
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  9. BloodySwan

    BloodySwan Premiership Player

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    The AFL doesn't decide until midway. They can't exactly back a club close to the wooden spoon eh?

    Feeding into conspiracies, Melbourne will get good treatment this year
     
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  10. MarkP

    MarkP That guy

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    Yeh the Don's.

    Bet they would love the Sun's to do well. Even the Lions. Some northern love for all their investment. Been a while since Qld saw September action. Good for sponsorship.
     
  11. Ticky009

    Ticky009 Premium Gold

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    Bombers or Demons.
     
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  12. sataris

    sataris Perfect Marshmellow

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    Richmond to go back to back.
     
  13. caesar88

    caesar88 Norm Smith Medallist

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    Not that the team portraits matter much but they succeeded in making them look like mugshots. Kind of bizarre

    Edit: oh wait the ones by Michael Wilson are whack, Matt King's are much better
     
  14. The King!

    The King! Supervisor

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    Aflw is awful
     
  15. scaryness

    scaryness Moderator

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    Will harp on and say that it won't be at all good in the short term until they shrink the ground by about 20-30 metres.
     
  16. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    Watched tbe last half.
    Final score 22 to 14.
    Better not comment any more as I will be politically incorrect.
     
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  17. Magbrix

    Magbrix Rookie

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    Saying you'd only watch it for the tits and ass is politically incorrect. Saying a crap game is crap is not non-PC but frankly would have thought more of you. Being a long time AFl guy - how many new teams (remember GWC or GC - wait the latterare still crap) were great to start with. And they still had seasoned players as well as the cream of the draft (who had played years of top quality AFL). Expecting more from a whole league of unseasoned, non-professional players is frankly ludicrous - and that observation came from my partner - a bloke. The kicking is crap but given how inexperienced they are the positioning is pretty great (they have game sense) and a few have real AFL skills - Lambert for one. Yes i watched most of the game. And it was hard in parts but also entertaining in others - its very much a start. It will only get better - what is it 50 games before you can really rank a player;-).
     
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  18. BloodySwan

    BloodySwan Premiership Player

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    It should be expected. Most of the players have only turned full time in the last year while they also haven't had any growth opportunities before. It'll never get to VFL level but soon enough will be a much higher standard than what it currently is
     
  19. The King!

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    Might have to stand on its own two feet to get there

    Shorten the ground dramatically is job one
     
  20. swansfan51

    swansfan51 Moderator

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    Then why not watch the VFL instead? It is a far better standard. I assume people watch the AFL instead of the southern districts division 7 because they prefer to watch a higher standard of football
     
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  21. Number37

    Number37 Premium Platinum

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    If you can't enjoy it for what it is then it's probably not for you in the same way that you might not enjoy watching NRL if you are an AFL devotee.
     
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  22. GotTheGoodes

    GotTheGoodes Bloods

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    Nothing wrong with southern districts div 7 sf51. :$

    It's all about reality .v. expectation. I think people were expecting the AFLW to be of a far higher standard given the "AFL" branding & association. If you decide to watch it then I think you need to watch it for what it is. Largely amateur female footballers. It's not AFL standard & that's completely understandable. With the right support, the quality will lift season after season.
     
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  23. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    All is good.
    I watched the 2014 GF replay against Hawthorn right after it & it got me out of my depressed mood.
     
  24. Tedeski

    Tedeski Brownlow Medallist

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    I think I am finding it hard to get with the big crowds/tv coverage/8 page Herald Sun AFLW liftout stuff which lifts my expectation only to see the outcome.
    22 to 14.
     
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  25. BloodySwan

    BloodySwan Premiership Player

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    Why watch VFL games when you can watch AFL? or any other league?
     
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